When you were a small child, you may have been told to not stare openly at people, especially strangers, because it was rude to do so. You might have wondered what the big deal was – you were just looking, after all.
If you’ve ever been stared at by a baby, you know the feeling of really being looked at. And a child is very likely not judging you in the same ways that older people do when they look. She isn’t worried about your skin color, or what you are wearing, or what kind of car you’re driving. He doesn’t care about your economic standing, what neighborhood you’re from, or what school you went to.
A child has the permission that you may no longer have: permission to really look and see you. Children often have no judgment about what they are seeing, that is until some well meaning, ignorant, or frightened adult tells them that they aren’t looking correctly because they aren’t judging.
We are taught from our earliest days, how to judge others. We are taught who is good and who is bad, and what they look like. This early training can get in the way of our being able to see clearly for ourselves. Some of it, while not subtle in the least, comes in through popular media, so it’s seen as “true” and “real”. For example: many of the bad characters in Disney comics and movies for years and years, had dark skin, while the good guys were all light skinned. Hello, a little programming, anyone?
Clairvoyance is a human ability, a natural ability that we humans are born with. Using your own clairvoyance is like being a detective. It’s being able to ask questions about what you are seeing, and to look at the answers without judging them. People who look directly right through you are unnerving. People who don’t play by the social niceties are sometimes uncomfortable to be around.
Nobody will see what is right in front of them if they do not want to do so.
Can you see the following people clearly: your boss, teachers, family, good friends, local government officials? Do you have permission to see authority figures clearly? As we have seen by the economic collapse in the U.S. in recent years, it pays to see clearly. Oh yes, and that war in Iraq that we were lied to about, and the health insurance industry’s abuses, and so on. These are some of the many reasons why it’s hard to see clearly. Because now that you can see all of this, what do you do about it?
Our spiritual evolution now is all about seeing clearly, as well as being seen. We are living in a time of clairvoyance. What do you want to see for yourself? How about being able to see your own strengths and power clearly? How about being able to see others for who they really are? Once you begin to do this, you won’t want to put the blinders on yourself again.
There is none so blind as those who will not see. ~Jeremiah, Chapter 5: Verse 21
©Kris Cahill 2011